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it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, 21 and the father the child : and the children shall rise up against
teach in the name of Christ), answered and you with the Holy Ghost sent down from said, We ought to obey God rather than men. heaven, which things the angels desire to The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom look into. I Pe. i. 12. For the prophecy ye slew and hanged on a tree: him hath God came not in old time by the will of man ; but exalted with his right hand to be a prince and holy men of old spake as they were moved by a saviour, for to give repentance to Israel
, and the Holy Ghost. 2 Pe. i. 21. forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses Your father which speaketh in you.] Take of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, no thought, saying, what shall we eat ? or whom God hath given to them that obey him. what shall we drink? or wherewithal shall When they heard that, they were cut to the we be clothed ? For your heavenly Father heart, and took counsel to slay them. Ac. v. knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 29-33. And they were not able to resist Mat. vi. 32. All these things do the nations the wisdom and the spirit by which he (Ste- of the world seek after: and your Father knowphen) spake. Ac. vi. 10. I think myself eth that ye have need of these things. But happy, king Agrippa (said Paul), because I rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all shall answer for myself this day before thee, these things shall be added unto you. Fear touching all the things whereof I am accused not, little flock; for it is your Father's good of the Jews. Ac. xxvi. 2. The Lord stood pleasure to give you the kingdom. Lu. xii. with me and strengthened me, but all men 30, 31, 32. foršook me. 2 Ti. iv. 17.
21 The brother shall deliver up the brother.] 20 But the Spirit, &c.] See preced. com. See verses 34, 35, 36. And then (when ye The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his shall be hated of all nations for my name's word was in my tongue (said David in his last sake) shall many be offended, and shall bewords). 2 Sa. xxiii. 2. David himself said tray one another, and shall hate one another. by the Holy Ghost, the Lord said to my Lord, Mat. xxiv. 10. Trust ye not in a friend, put Sit thou on my right hand till I make thine ye not confidence in a guide ; keep the door enemies thy footstool. Mar. xii. 36. If ye of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. then, being evil, know how to give good gifts For the son dishonoureth the father, the unto your children, how much more shall daughter riseth up against her mother, the your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law : a them that ask him? Lu. xi. 13. I will give man's enemies are the men of his own house. you a mouth and wisdom, which all your ad- Mi. vii. 5, 6. It shall come to pass, that versaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. when any shall yet prophesy, then his father Lt. xxi. 15. And “they” (“ the disciples") and his mother that begat him shall say unto were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began him, Thou shalt not live ; for thou speakest to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit lies in the name of the Lord; and his father gave them utterance. Ac. ii. 4. Then Peter and mother that begat him shall thrust him (when he was set in the midst), filled with the through when he prophesieth. Zec. xiii. 3. Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the Now the brother shall betray the brother to people and elders of Israel (avouching the cure death, and the father the son, and the children of the impotent man in the name of Jesus). shall rise up against their parents, and shall Ac. iv. 8. He (Stephen) being full of the cause them to be put to death. And ye shall Holy Ghost, leoked up stedfastly into heaven, be hated of all men for my name's sake. Mar. and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing xiii. 12, 13. Suppose ye that I am come to on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but see the heavens opened, and the Son of man rather division : for from henceforth there standing on the right hand of God. Ac. vii. shall be five in one house divided, threç 55, 56. And when “they” (“ who came to against two, and two against three. The hear Paul" in his lodging) agreed not among father shall be divided against the son, and themselves, they departed, after that Paul the son against the father; the mother against had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy the daughter, and the daughter against the Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, mother, the mother-in-law against her daughsaying, Go unto this people and say, Hearing ter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against ye shall hear, and shall not understand ; and her mother-in-law. Lu. xii. 51, 52, 53. Ye seeing ye shall see, and not perceive. Ac. shall be betrayed both by parents and brethren xxviii. 25, 26. Unto “whom” (“the pro- and kinsfolks and friends, and some of you phets”) was revealed, that not unto them- shall they cause to be put to death. And ye selves, but unto us, they did minister the shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. things, which are now reported unto you by Lu. xxi. 16, 17. them that have preached the Gospel unto The children shall rise up against their
22 their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall
be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth 23 to the end shall be saved. But when they persecute you in this
parents.] David said to Abishai, and to all days. Da. xii. 12, 13. He that shall endure his servants, Behold my son, which came forth unto the end, the same shall be saved, Mar. out of my bowels, seeketh my life; how much xiii. 13. That (seed) on the good ground more now may this Benjamite (Shimei) do it? are they, which, in an honest and good heart, Let him alone, for the Lord hath bidden him. having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth 2 Sa. xvi. 11. Moreover Ahithophel said fruit with patience. Lu. viii. 15. “Who' unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve (“God”) will render to every man according thousand men ; and I will arise and pursue to his deeds. To them who by patient conafter David this night; and I will come upon tinuance in well doing seek for glory, and him while he is weary and weak-handed, and honour, and immortality, eternal life. Ro. ii. will make him afraid; and all the people that 6, 7. Let us not be weary in well doing; are with him shall flee ; and I will smite the for in due season we shall reap, if we faint king only. And I will bring back all the Ga. vi. 9. For we are made partakers people unto thee. The man whom thou of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our conseekest is as if all returned ; so all the people fidence stedfast unto the end. He. iii. 14 shall be in peace. And the saying pleased Ab- And we desire that every one of you do shew salom well, and all the elders of Israel. 2 Sa. the same diligence, to the full assurance of xvii. 1–4. All my inward friends abhorred hope unto the end. He. vi. 11. Blessed is me, and they whom I loved are turned against the man that endureth temptation, for when Job xix. 19.
he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, 22 Shall be hated of all men.] Then shall which the Lord hath promised to them that they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall love him. Ja. i. 12. But ye, beloved, buildkill you ; and ye shall be hated of all nations ing up yourselves on your most holy faith, for my name's sake. Mat. xxiv. 9. Hear praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his in the love of God, looking for the mercy of word, Your brethren that hated you, that cast our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude you out, for my name's sake, said, Let the 20. 21. To him that overcometh will I give Lord be glorified ; but he shall appear to your to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst joy, and they shall be ashamed. A voice of of the paradise of God. Fear none of those noise from the city, a voice from the temple, things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the a voice of the Lord that rendereth recompence devil shall cast some of you into prison, that to his enemies. Is. Ixvi. 5, 6. Blessed are ye may be tried ; and ye shall have tribulation ye when men shall hate, and when they shall ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I separate you from their company, and shall will give thee a crown of life. He that hath reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto for the Son of man's sake. Lu. vi. 22. The the churches; To him that overcometh will I world cannot hate you; but me it hateth; give to eat of the hidden manna, and will gire because I testify of it that the works thereof him a white stone, and in the stone a new are evil. John vii
. 7. If the world hate you, name written, which no man knoweth, saving ye know that it hated me before it hated you. he that receiveth it. And he that overcometh, But if ye were of the world, the world would and keepeth my works unto the end, to him love his own; but because ye are not of the will I give power over the nations. Re. ii. world, but I have chosen you out of the world, 7. 10. 17. 26. To him that overcometh will I therefore the world hateth you. John xv. grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I 18, 19. I have given “them" ("the dis- also overcame, and am set down with my ciples") thy word (holy Father, said Jesus), Father in his throne. Re. iii. 21. and the world hath hated them, because they 23 When they persecute you, &c.) See are not of the world, even as I am not of the chap. ii. 13. and iv. 12. Then the Pharisees world. John xvii. 14.
Marvel not, my
went out, and held a council against him, how brethren, if the world hate you. I John they might destroy him. Mat. xii. 14. But iii. 13.
when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself For my name's sake.] See verse 39. and from thence, and great multitudes followed chap. v. 11.
him, and he healed them all. Mat. xii. 15. But he that endureth to the end.] He that And (they in the synagogue) rose up, and shall endure unto the end, the same shall be thrust him (Jesus) out of the city, and led saved. Mat. xxiv. 13. Blessed is he that him unto the brow of the hill whereon their waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three city was built, that they might cast him down hundred and five and thirty days; but go headlong; but he passing through the midst thou thy way till the end be, for thou shalt of them went his way, and came down to rest and stand in thy lot at the end of the Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught
city, flee ye into another : for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his 24 lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and 25
them on the sabbath days. Lu. iv. 29–31. embraced them, and departed for to go into After these things, Jesus walked in Galilee, Macedonia. Ac. xx. 1. for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Till the Son of man be come.] Verily I say Jews sought to kill him. John vii. 1. They unto you, There be some standing here which sought again to take him ; but he escaped out shall not taste of death till they see the Son of their hand, and went away again beyond of man coming in his kingdom. Mat. xvi. 28. Jordan, into the place where John at first As the lightning cometh out of the east and baptized, and there he abode ; and many shineth even unto the west ; so shall also the resorted unto him, and said, John did no coming of the Son of man be. And then miracle, but all things that John spake of this shall appear the sign of the Son of man in man were true; and many bélieved on him heaven. And then shall all the tribes of the there. John X. 39-42. Then from that earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of day forth they took counsel together for to man coming in the clouds of heaven, with put him to death ; Jesus therefore walked no power and great glory. Be ye also ready, for more openly among the Jews, but went thence in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man unto a country near to the wilderness, into a cometh. Mat. xxiv. 27. 30. 44. Watch city called Ephraim, and there continued therefore, for ye know neither the day nor with his disciples. John xi. 53, 54. And the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. Saul was consenting unto his (Stephen's) Mut. xxv. 13. Hereafter shall ye see the Son death. And at that time there was a great of man sitting on the right hand of power, persecution against the church which was at and coming in the clouds of heaven. Mat. Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad xxvi. 64. And they shall see the Son of man throughout all the regions of Judea and Sa- coming in the clouds, with great power and maria, except the apostles. Ac. viii. 1. Their glory. Mar. xiii. 26. Nevertheless, when laying await was known of Saul, and they the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on watched the gates day and night to kill him. the earth. Lu. xviii. 8. Then shall they see Then the disciples took him by night, and let the Son of man coming in a cloud, with power kim down by the wall in a basket. Ac. ix. and great glory. Lu. xxi. 27. See chap. 24, 25. The Jews stirred up the devout and xxiv. 28. honourable women, and the chief men of the 24 Disciple is not above his master.] Uriah city, and raised persecution against Paul and said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their Judah abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and coasts ; but they shook off the dust of their the servants of my lord, are encamped in the feet against them, and came unto Iconium. open fields ; shall I then go into mine house Ac. xiii. 50, 51. They (Paul and Barnabas) to eat and to drink? As thou livest, and as were ware of it (the intention of the Gentiles thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing. and Jews to stone them), and filed unto Lystra 2 Sa. xi. 11. The disciple is not above his and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the master, but every one that is perfect shall be region that lieth round about ; and there they as his master. Lu. vi. 40. The servant is preached the Gospel. And there came thither not greater than his lord, neither he that is certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who sent greater than he that sent him. John xiii. persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, 16. Remember the word that I said unto drew him out of the city, supposing he had you, The servant is not greater than his lord. been dead. Howbeit, as the disciples stood If they have persecuted me, they will also round about him he rose up, and came into persecute you; if they have kept my saying, the city, and the next day he departed with they will keep yours also. Jolin xv. 20. Barnabas to Derbe. Ac. xiv. 6, 7. 19, 20. Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin And the brethren immediately sent away which doth so easily beset us ; and let us run Paul and Silas by night unto Berea. But with patience the race that is set before us; when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of that the word of God was preached of Paul our faith, who for the joy that was set before at Berea, they came thither also and stirred him, endured the cross, despising the shame, up the people. And then immediately the and is set down at the right hand of the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to throne of God. He. xii. 1, 2. For consider the sea; but Silas and Timotheus abode there him that endured such contradiction of sinners still. Ac. xvii. 10. 14. After the uproar was against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and in your minds, ye have not yet resisted
the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the
house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his 26 household ? Fear them not therefore; for there is nothing covered,
unto blood, striving against sin. He. xii. fore, gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak 3, 4.
unto them all that I command thee; be not 25 If they have called the master of the dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee house.] See chap. ix. 34. Then answered before them; for behold, I have made thee the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil ? and brazen walls against the whole land, Jesus answered, I have not devil; but I against the kings of Judah, against the princes honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me; thereof, against the priests thereof, and against and I seek not mine own glory; there is one the people of the land. Je. i. & 17. 18. And that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he neither be afraid of their words, though briers shall never see death. Then said the Jews and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell unto him, Now we know that thou hast a among scorpions; be not afraid of their words, devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying he be a rebellious house. Ez. ii. 6. Now when shall never taste of death. John viii. 48–52. they (the council) saw the boldness of Peter He hath a devil and is mad (said many). and John, and perceived that they were unJohn x. 20.
learned and ignorant men, they marvelled, 26 Fear them not.] See verse 28. The and they took knowledge of them that they wicked flee when no man pursueth ; but the had been with Jesus. And they called them, righteous are bold as a lion. Pr. xxviii. 1. and commanded them not to speak at all, nor The fear of man bringeth a snare ; but whoso teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe. John answered and said unto them, Whether Pr. xxix. 25. Fear thou not (said God to his it be right in the sight of God to hearken church), for I am with thee; be not dismayed, unto you more than unto God, judge ye. for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee, yea, Ac. iv. 13. 18, 19. But, and if ye suffer for I will help thee ; yea, I will uphold thee with righteousness' sake, happy are ye, and be not the right hand of my righteousness. Fear afraid of their terror, neither be troubled. not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; 1 Pe. iii. 14. I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy For there is nothing covered, &c.] There Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, Is. xli. is nothing hid which shall not be manifested; 10. 14. Fear not (o Jacob), for I have re- neither was any thing kept secret, but that it deemed thee; I have called thee by name ; should come abroad. Mar. iv. 22. For thou art mine : when thou passest through nothing is secret that shall not be made mathe waters I will be with thee; and through nifest ; neither any thing hid that shall not the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; be known and come abroad. Lu. viii. 17. when thou walkest through the fire, thou Beware "ye" (Christ's " disciples") of the shalt not be burnt, neither shall the flame leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy: kindle upon thee. Is. xliii. 1, 2. Hearken for there is nothing covered that shall not be unto me, ye that know righteousness, the revealed; neither hid that shall not be known people in whose heart is my law. Fear ye Lu. xii. 1, 2. Therefore, whatsoever ye have not the reproach of men; neither be ye afraid spoken in darkness shall be heard in the of their revilings ; for the moth shall eat them light, and that which ye have spoken in the up like a garment, and the worm shall eat ear in closets, shall be proclaimed upon the them like wool, but my righteousness shall be house-tops. Lu. xii. 3. Thus it is written, for ever, and my salvation from generation to That repentance and remission of sins should generation. Is. li. 7, 8. I, even I, am he that be preached in his name among all nations, comforteth you: who art thou that thou beginning at Jerusalem. Lu. xxiv. 46, 47. shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy and of the son of man which shall be made as Ghost is come upon you : and ye shall be grass, and forgettest the Lord thy maker, that witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the utterfoundations of the earth, and hast feared con- most part of the earth. dc. i. 8. Judge tinually every day because of the fury of the nothing before the time, until the Lord come, oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? who both will bring to light the hidden things And where is the fury of the oppressor ? of darkness, and will make manifest the Is. li. 12, 13. Be not afraid of their faces counsels of the hearts, and then shall every (said God to Jeremiah), for I am with thee, to man have praise of God. I Co. iv. 5. deliver thee, saith the Lord. Thou, there
that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye 27 hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear 28 them not which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul :
27 I tell you in darkness.] And he (Jesus) and understanding put forth her voice? She spake many things unto them.in parables, standeth in the top of high places, by the way saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow, &c. in the places of the paths: she crieth at the And the disciples came and said unto him, gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming Why speakest thou unto them in parables ? in at the doors, Unto you, O men, I call, and He answered and said unto them, Because it my voice is to the sons of men; Oye simple, is given unto you to know the mysteries of understand wisdom, and ye fools, be ye of an the kingdom of heaven ; but to them it is understanding heart. Pr. viii. 1-5. not given. Therefore speak I to them in stand and speak in the temple to the people parables, because they seeing, see not; and all the words of this life. Did not we straitly hearing, they hear not, neither do they under command you (said the high priest to the stand. But blessed are your eyes, for they apostles) that ye should not teach in this see; and your ears, for they hear. For verily name? And behold, ye have filled JeruI say unto you, that many prophets and salem with your doctrine, and intend to bring righteous men have desired to see those things this man's blood upon us. Ac. v. 20. 28. which ye see, and have not seen them, and to Now while Paul waited for them (for Silas hear those things which ye hear, and have not and Timotheus) at Athens, his spirit was heard them. All these things (the parables of stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly the sower, of the tares, of the grain of mustard given to idolatry. Therefore disputed he in seed, of the leaven, of the hidden treasure, of the synagogue with the Jews, and with the the pearl of great price, and of a net cast into devout persons, and in the market daily with the sea, &c.) spake Jesus unto the multitude them that met with him. Ac. xvii. 16, 17. in parables, and without a parable spake he 28 Fear them not which kill the body.] not unto them; that it might be fulfilled See ver. 26. Say ye not, A confederacy, to all which was spoken by the prophet, saying, them to whom this people shall say, A confeI will utter things which have been kept deracy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be secret from the foundation of the world. afraid. Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself, Mat. xiii. 3. 10, 11-16, 17. 34, 35. Unto you and let him be your fear, and let him be your it is given (said Jesus to his disciples) to know dread. Is. viii. 12, 13. I, even I, am he that the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to comforteth you. Who art thou that thou others in parables; that seeing they might shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, not see, and hearing they might not under. and of the son of man, which shall be made as stand. Lu. viii. 10. These things have I grass? Is. li. 12. Thou, 0"king" (Nebuchadspoken unto you (Christ's disciples) that ye nezzar) hast made a decree, that every man should not be offended. Howbeit, when he, that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will guide you harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and ali into all truth, for he shall not speak of him- kinds of music, shall fall down and worship self; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall the golden image, and whoso falleth not down he speak: and he will shew you things to and worshippeth, that he should be cast into come. John xvi. 1. 13. These things have I the midst of a burning fiery furnace. There spoken unto you in proverbs; but the time are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the cometh when I shall no more speak unto you affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Meshach, and Abed-nego : these men, O Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, king, have not regarded thee : they serve not now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no thy gods, nor worship the golden image which proverb. John xvi. 25. 29. Seeing, then, thou hast set up. Shadrach, Meshach, and that we have such hope, we use great plainness Abed-nego, answered and said to the king of speech. 2 Co. ii. 12.
(having threatened them), 0 Nebuchadnezzar, That preach ye upon the housetops.] Wis- we are not careful to answer thee in this dom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in matter : if it be so, our God whom we serve the streets ; she crieth in the chief place of is able to deliver us from the burning fiery concourse, in the openings of the gates; in furnace; and he will deliver us out of thine the city she uttereth her words, saying, How hand, O king: but if not, be it known unto long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, And the scorners delight in their scorning, nor worship the golden image which thou and fools hate knowledge ? Turn ye at my hast set up. Da. iii. 10–12. 16–18. I say reproof; behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, my friends, be not afraid of them unto you; I will make known my words unto that kill the body, and after that have no you. Pr. i. 20——23. Doth not wisdom cry? more that they can do; but I will forewarn